A Weekend in the Windy City


With Monday 19th January being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Roya and I decided to go on a weekend break to Chicago. We stayed at Hostelling International and took advantage of their complementary breakfasts…


Before we left, everyone in New Orleans kept saying, “wow, you’re going to be really cold.” But luckily for us, it was around 2 degrees celsius at its coldest (and is -19 as I’m writing this!) I actually loved the crisp fresh air and it had been snowing, so we had the joy of seeing the snow but it not snowing while we were there – so no sludgy gross snow to walk on or ice to slip on.

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Plus, there were hardly any tourists around, apart from when we queued for the famous Garrett Popcorn, cheese and caramel flavour.


We tried to cram as many activities as possible into three days. These included visiting the Laugh Factory for a great night of stand up comedy, Primary nightclub (arrive late and be prepared to fork out for drinks), and the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center.


We also tried out the Chicago deep dish pizza, which was more like a pie. Sadly, I have to admit, I prefer the Italian thin crust. This was an individual size and I couldn’t even finish it!


Here are some of the highlights from our visit to the Art Institute of Chicago:

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The Navy Pier:

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Millenium Park:

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And the rest:



Buckingham Fountain


Skydeck Tower

I would highly recommend a visit to Chicago, it is an incredible city and I only wish I was there for a little bit longer!

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